Earlier this year God woke me up from my sleep and asked me questions about evangelism. Questions like, “How many people did you share the gospel with this past year? How many people did you invite to gatherings? Why?” It was one of those gracious conversations that made me realize I was not evangelizing primarily because of my selfishness. I am too selfish to regularly tell people the best news in the world. I felt relieved that this could change and I am growing in evangelism. Here are 5 things God is teaching me about evangelism:
1. PRAYER IS EVANGELISM
I cannot save anyone’s soul. God’s word says my role is to sow seeds and that only God can grow this seed. This means my role is to share the gospel and pray. Pray to the one who can actually save souls. We are learning to devote ourselves to prayer.
2. SOW SEEDS LIBERALLY
If my role is to sow seeds by sharing the gospel than I should be sowing seeds as often as possible. We can often cling to gospel seeds as if we only have one per year and try waiting for the perfect moment, with the perfect person, at the perfect time to share the gospel. However, we are free to plant hundreds of seeds. We can share the gospel as often as possible, with as many people as possible—coworkers, classmates, strangers, friends, neighbors, family, etc. This is seed sowing, so sow aggressively!